Friday, August 31, 2012

Chicken Salad with Mango and Blueberries

Evidently, I made a lot of salads with berries this summer that I didn't get around to posting. This is the last, which combines blueberries with mango, goat cheese, chicken and walnuts.

Chicken Salad with Mango and Blueberries

2 tbsp. olive oil
3/4 lb. chicken breast cutlets
Seasoned salt and fresh-ground black pepper
2 cups baby arugula
1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup fresh blueberries
1/3 cup walnut halves, toasted
2 tbsp. goat cheese, crumbled

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
Salt and fresh-ground black pepper

1. Heat olive oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Pat chicken cutlets dry, sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper and sauté 10 minutes, turning over halfway through. Set aside and, when cooled, chop cutlets.

2. In a large salad bowl, combine arugula, mango, blueberries and walnuts.

3. Whisk together olive oil, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over salad and toss to combine. Serve on plates topped with goat cheese and chicken.